Oberammergau is located ca. one hour from Munich in the picturesque Ammer valley at the foot of the Kofel mountain, surrounded by the Ammergau Alps.
The village is not just known for its Passion Play that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world once every ten years, but also for what is known as “Lüftlmalerei” at the house walls and for the art handicraft of the “Herrgottschnitzer”, which contribute to the attractiveness of the village. Oberammergau and its inhabitants combine history, art and tradition with devotion to their region and hospitality.
Oberammergau itself offers a great number of activities and sites. Whether you take a walk through the village to admire the artistic facades, observe the wood carvers in their work, enjoy a wellness treatment at the WellenBerg swimming pool or embark on a trip to discover the hiking trails - you won’t manage to escape from the charms of this region.
Visitors who wish to discover the surrounding area will find Oberammergau a great place to start. Its unique location allows you to discover the countless treasures of the region: The Ettal monastery and Linderhof castle or Neuschwanstein castle and the highest mountain of Germany, the “Zugspitze”. Garmisch and the surrounding villages of the Ammergau alps also offer a great variety of cultural and leisure time activities.
Another site close by is Wieskirche, UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1983 and one of the most elaborate and famous Rococo churches of the world. And why not take a trip to Murnau and its surrounding area, which inspired the artists of “Der Blaue Reiter”, among them Franz Marc and Wassily Kandinsky?